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Choice Hotels Ends Bid to Acquire Wyndham

The market liked this conclusion: both companies’ stock prices rose, with Choice Hotels up 6% and Wyndham Hotels 2%, indicating investor relief – or strategic reassessment.
North America

Hilton’s New Partnership With Small Luxury Hotels of the World

Hilton and Small Luxury Hotels of the World announced an exclusive strategic partnership that will welcome Hilton guests to hundreds of independently minded luxury hotels in the most sought-after destinations around the world.
North America

Hospitality Ventures Management’s Expanded Portfolio

Hospitality Ventures Management added 15 new hotels in 2023 to its portfolio of select-service, full-service and resort properties. Most of these additions are Marriott, Hilton, and Hyatt brands.
North America

Even Hotels Plans 40% Expansion in the U.S. with Revamped Prototype

Stifel reduced Hyatt Hotels’ target price to $115/share while maintaining a Hold rating. Pebblebrook Hotels warned of 3Q impacts due to storms in California and Florida, affecting same property RevPAR. U.S. Travel Association reports a federal government shutdown could cost the travel economy up to $140 million/day, causing negative consequences for air travel and travelers’ plans.
North America

Omni Hotels Rolls out a New Identity

Xenia Hotels & Resorts reported an in-line to a modest miss result and narrowed guidance. They repurchased common stock in the quarter. Chatham Lodging Trust had a 5% increase in RevPAR year over year and a 5% AFFO rise, with RevPAR down less than -2% from 2019. Several hotels announced new openings, acquisitions, and rebranding, including Omni Hotels & Resorts , Sonesta , Braintree Group , Elise Capital , Hyatt Hotels Corporation , and DiamondRock Hospitality Company .
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New MGM Collection with Marriott Bonvoy to Launch in Las Vegas

Airbnb hit a new 52-week high on the stock market, Soho House rose 9%, and Sonder was up 6%. Long-term licensing agreement for MGM Collection with Marriott Bonvoy, encompassing 17 MGM resorts, and loyalty marketing agreement with BetMGM. The City of London plans to convert empty offices into hotels to revitalize the area, attract tourists, and address the growing demand for serviced accommodations in London.
North America

Ashford REIT to Return 19 Hotels To Lenders

Financial markets experienced declines with the DJIA falling 187 points and the S&P 500 down 13 points, while Nasdaq dropped 18 points. However, lodging stocks showed mixed to higher performance despite the overall market decline. Ashford Hospitality Trust (AHT) expects to return 19 hotels to lenders in various cities, including Las Vegas and Atlanta, due to missed repayment deadlines on a $982 million mortgage pool. AHT faced negative equity in the properties and opted not to pay for an extension, potentially impacting the hotel industry’s debt situation. STR’s global “bubble chart” update revealed that 85% of markets saw growth in Revenue Per Available Room (RevPAR) compared to 2019. Occupancy rates played a significant role in driving RevPAR, with coastal countries along the Mediterranean Sea showing strong growth. However, Saudi Arabia experienced the largest decline in RevPAR at 51%.
North America

Red Roof Seeks New President

Market summary: DJIA, Nasdaq, and S&P 500 experienced declines, while the 10-year treasury yield decreased slightly. Playa Hotels & Resorts downgraded by Bank of America Securities, with a lowered price target. In Europe and the Caribbean, look to the upcoming opening of One&Only Aesthesis resort in Greece , renovations at Club Med Buccaneer’s Creek in Martinique , Eurostars Hotel’s operation of a luxury hotel in Rotterdam
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Apple Hospitality and Xenia Hotels Beat Expectations

Apple Hospitality and Xenia Hotels were the next up to report earnings. APLE beat expectations and continues to be one of the few hotel REITs reporting EBITDA above 2019 levels. XHR also beat expectations on a higher top line with RevPAR growth of 23.9%. STR reported US lodging data for the week ended April 29. Year over year hotel RevPAR was up 5.6%.
North America

Aimbridge Acquires 71 Terrapin Management Contracts

Aimbridge Hospitality has acquired the management arm of Terrapin Hospitality , with 71 hotels located in 21 states. This aggregates to over 8,100 keys transitioning to Aimbridge management. B.Riley lowered their price target on Ashford Inc. to $14 from $18, they maintained their Neutral rating on the stock. IHG Hotels & Resorts announced the opening of a new Holiday Inn Express & Suites Hotel in Glendale, California .